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Business System Analyst - Financial Industry

The Hastings Group New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


The Hastings Group is seeking business system analysts with a few years experience analyzing and designing web-based systems preferably in the financial industry. We have many positions open, all of them 12+ months in duration. We are heavy on math and analytical skills, user interface and process design, and data driven analysis, design, and testing. We are very selective, our compensation package very competitive, and our work schedule very flexible once relationships are built and results are shown.


Hastings Group consultants act as a liaison between the business and technology teams to analyze, design and test mission-critical business software in the commercial mortgage origination and underwriting technology area. The responsibilities of a systems analyst / designer include:

- Business and Systems Analysis -

o Inventory and analyze all business processes, related systems/tools to build a holistic view of the business operation

o Perform detailed analysis of the current business systems including front-end functionality, backend databases, system interfaces, business rules and logic, and other system processes

o Conduct user interviews and gather a comprehensive set of business scenarios

o Query database using SQL to retrieve and analyze data content and structure

o Analyze, understand, and document overall system design and architecture

o Identify impact of proposed modifications or replacement components

- System Design -

o Use a creative yet structured approach to build functional designs for various new custom-designed components including front-end user interfaces, data model, back-end system interfaces, and complex Excel models and reports

o Produce screen and report mockups and build interactive system prototypes

o Write detailed specification documents, including field-level requirements, database field mappings, and pseudo logic

- System Testing -

o Understand system design in order to identify all possible testing scenarios

o Understand and navigate test environments

o Produce comprehensive test plans, test scenario matrixes, and automated testing scripts

o Build excel workbooks to determine expected results and validate system calculations

o Perform rigorous matrix-style system testing on web and mobile applications and facilitate UAT

·- User Support -

o Send new feature announcements

o Respond to user “how to” questions and enhancement requests; troubleshoot user issues

o Conduct new user training and new module release training; build training videos


Skills and Qualifications

The Hastings Group systems analyst / designer must have the following qualifications:

· Above average analytical ability especially regarding large data sets, financial algorithms and complex mathematical formulas

· Strong attention to detail and intellectually curious

· Strong critical thinking skills

· In-depth understanding of system design and development concepts and methods

· Ability to effectively gather and interpret information from raw data

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills

· Driven, organized, and strong sense of accountability and ownership; absolute dedication to quality work

· Strong sense of collaboration and teamwork

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-focused environment

· 3+ years of experience in the software industry, actuarial science, or equivalent field

· Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (preferred), Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent degree

The Hastings Group


New York
New York, NY